Town proposes to amend charter

Special to the PRESS

Three amendments to the Town of Laguna Vista’s Home Rule Charter will be on the May 6 election ballot.

Councilmembers of the Town voted on Feb. 14 to add the items to the general election ballot as a means of “cleaning-up language” and eliminating potential issues in interpretation of the Charter.

“We have had problems in the past in determining if the municipal court judge should be a licensed attorney, when possible,” Mayor Susie Houston said. Voters will now be able to determine specifically if the judge will be required to be a licensed attorney.

Currently, the Charter reads: Each Municipal Judge shall be a duly licensed attorney where possible. This provision shall not disqualify any non-Attorney Municipal Judge who may be serving at the time of the adoption of this Character.”

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